Science field trip

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Student Work

The students had been selected based on interest and had to pass a knowledge test before being accepted. Their extra work paid off when they were first treated to a lively physics show that featured among other things infrared light and liquid nitrogen, and especially in the afternoon, the main event, when the students got to take part in a study testing for radioactivity in mushrooms from Björke and Trödje.

Demonstrating how efficient different bulb types are. The infrared camera showed heat loss in: incandescent, fluorescent and LED light bulbs.

This was especially poignant for our students, as our area was greatly impacted by the Chernobyl disaster 34 years ago. It was a terrific opportunity for the students to see and experience how research is conducted in a renowned research facility. 
 

The experiment set up. On the left you see the mushrooms and geiger-mueller tube. On the right you see the 200kg of lead used to stop the radiation from our bodies from contaminating the test.